March 26, 2023

The outcomes are in! You guys have been voting for the most effective performing race and rally drivers of the previous yr, and now, we will announce the winners of the 2022 Motorsport Information Awards. 

Phrases by Matt James 

Let’s start with the circuit racers. An eclectic bunch of opponents had been within the combine for this yr’s accolades, together with rising star Alex Dunne, and GT grasp Ian Loggie. In the long run although, it was British Touring Automobile Championship title winner Tom Ingram who has been chosen by the Motorsport Information readers because the stand-out driver of the 2022.

The 29-year-old lastly achieved his lifetime’s dream of profitable the UK’s most prestigious crown at Manufacturers Hatch in October in his Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 N and ended the season with six victories to eclipse out-going champion Ash Sutton (Motorbase Efficiency Ford Focus).

He says: “It’s actually a cool achievement to win the 2022 Motorsport Information Driver of the 12 months. When the general public can get entangled and vote for his or her favourites, it’s a good factor to have your title put ahead within the first place, however it’s even nicer to win the award.

“It’s a fantastic humbling expertise to be voted for and because of everybody who did click on on-line for me. It’s a good further factor to spherical off this season’s success.”

The Excessive Wycombe racer, who made historical past this yr by changing into the primary driver to win a BTCC race within the new hybrid period, has already pledged to return in 2023 as he goals to duplicate his success from this season.

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Ingram’s Excelr8 Motorsport squad additionally scooped the Motorsport Information Staff of the 12 months accolade.

David Henderson in his Ford Fiesta rally car.

As for the muddier facet of the game, a number of nationwide rally occasion winner David Henderson has been topped Rally Driver of the 12 months.

It caps a outstanding season for the Durham-based competitor who has cherry-picked his occasions in 2022 and claimed victories within the Motorsport Information-backed Circuit Rally Championship, the BTRDA Gold Star collection, and the Scottish Rally Championship.

The 47-year-old, who’s the topic of an intensive characteristic in Motorsport Information this week, says he’s thrilled to have claimed the accolade to spherical off his trophy-filled season.

David Henderson has been named Rally Driver of the Year in the 2022 Motorsport News Awards.

Henderson instructed MN: “I’m humbled. I’m completely humbled to be voted rally driver of the yr by Motorsport Information readers.

“It’s a extremely good strategy to end the season. It’s very uncommon these days, since you solely actually get the British Rally Championship people who find themselves working on each surfaces and are very quick on each. You are inclined to get people who find themselves simply disciplined to gravel or to tarmac they usually don’t actually cross over, and in the event that they do they battle a bit of bit on one or the opposite floor. However what I have to say about 2022 is that I’ve met some actually, actually excellent folks and made some unbelievable associates and I’ve completely liked it.”

We’d like to increase our due to everybody who took half within the on-line vote for the 2022 Motorsport Information Awards. For the total outcomes of the opposite seven accolades, try this week’s concern of Motorsport Information, out now.

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